Responsible Travel in Whistler

Being a responsible traveller is about having respect for yourself, other travellers, and the area you are visiting. It’s about planning ahead, knowing your limits, and respecting local rules and regulations. Adventure has never been more important, for our minds and our bodies, so we invite you to adventure differently and be conscious of your impact on the environment and our community.

Here's how to get started:

Support local in Whistler

Support Local

It's time to support Whistler businesses and Whistler makes it easy to embrace local. Our culinary scene rivals any big city’s. Our Village Stroll makes shopping a delight. And our backyard is a playground for endless activities.

Respect nature in Whistler

Respect Nature

The rugged Coast Mountain Range was formed through millenia of geological processes, each leaving their mark on the landscape. As a result, there are plenty of ecosystems to explore from the valley to the peaks.

Be a part of Whistler's environmental commitment

Think Environment

The Whistler community cares deeply for the environment and strives to preserve the area's natural beauty by taking meaningful steps towards the resort's vision of sustainability. Be a part of our efforts to minimize our footprint.

Don't Love It to Death campaign

Don't Love It to Death

Be mindful of the impact your behaviour and activities have on our delicate ecosystems. Respect, protect and enjoy the Sea to Sky Corridor and treat the region with the same care and consideration you would your own backyard.

Conscious travellers finding space in Whistler

6 Tips for Conscious Travel

1. Travel midweek and off-peak. Have the best Whistler experience and help lessen the impact on highways and businesses when you travel midweek and during non-holiday periods. Also receive the best deals!

2. Enjoy patiently and be kind. Businesses are struggling with ongoing labour challenges due to the pandemic and this may affect some services. Thank you for being understanding and respectful of the current situation.

3. Stay longer or work remotely. Take time for yourself and enjoy all there is to do. Stay longer, explore deeper and work remotely in the mountains.

4. Be AdventureSmart. Before heading into Whistler's vast terrain, be sure to know before you go so that you can enjoy your activities safely and responsibly.

5. Be an informed traveller. Sign up for Whistler Alert, providing notifications to residents and visitors in the case of a community emergency.

6. Make reservations. To help manage capacity limits, many businesses rely on online reservation systems. Plan ahead with restaurant reservations and activity bookings for a smooth Whistler experience.

The Whistler Insider Blog: Know Before You Go

Planning Tools & Resources for Travellers

Our local Travel Consultants have the latest information on travel and safety protocols and can help you plan your trip to Whistler.